Peter Parker was a high school science student. He was not very popular with the other students and in fact was picked on and ridiculed for being a ‘square’ by the more popular kids.
He was an orphan who lived with his elderly Aunt May and Uncle Ben who loved him as if he was their own son.
One day, at a science exhibit, unbeknownst to anyone in attendance, a small spider entered a high-radiation area and became irradiated itself. Before dying, it bit Peter Parker.
Peter became ill and stepped outside to get some fresh air and clear his head. In his preoccupation with the spider-s bite and his feelings of nausea, he wandered into the path of an oncoming car. In the last split-second before the car would have struck him, Peter leaped out of the way.
But his leap carried him three stories into the air towards the side of a building. Putting out his hands to keep from crashing into the wall, he was startled to discover that his fingertips adhered to its surface and he clung to it high above the street below.
Amazed, he began scaling the wall until he reached the roof. Reaching out to grasp a steel pipe, he was again astounded as the stiff metal was crushed in his hand like aluminum foil.